« on: May 22, 2012, 04:29:24 PM »
Unless speed at the expense of IQ and control is your only priority, jpeg on a DSLR is a pointless option.
I usually put it like this: if you shoot jpeg you start with as much image "information" as you end up with if you shoot Raw and convert the files yourself.
I'll say this too: there's not an in-camera jpeg engine in existence that can process a Raw file as well as I can, and there never will be.
That is simply not true. The IQ of a good JPEG with a nailed exposure and manual WB is just as good as the IQ of a RAW processed image. If you don't need as much flexibility in post processing if you are correcting exposure and WB or creative dodging and burning then RAW it is a waste. You can't use information you don't need. If you need RAW that is great but it is not going to give you a better image just because it has more information.